Two recalls announced this week: Shimano is recalling Pro Vibe drop handlebars because the handlebars can snap while you’re cruising. Eecycleworks is recalling brakes because the bridge can crack and injure riders.
Shimano hasn’t received any reports of injury and the recall affects model number PRHA0099, PRHA0102, PRHA0103, PRHA0105 and PRHA0106. The model number is printed on the barcode sticker on the packaging. “Pro Vibe” is printed on all bars listed and they were sold from June 2011 through April 2012. If you have these bars, Shimano recommends you stop using them immediately and contact them at 800-353-4719 for a free replacement. Full CPSC recall info here.
EEcycleworks recall after the break…
Eecycleworks received two reports of brakes cracking at the bridge, one of which resulted in minor injury. The models recalled have printed on them the EE logo shown above along with a five digit serial number in the form of “80xxx” or “09xxx” engraved on the front or back. Models were sold September 2008 through March 2011. Eecycleworks recommends you stop using the brakes immediately and contact them at 855-838-6924 for a replacement bridge. Full CSPC info here.